Bonaire’s Resorts Announce Value-Added Dive Package Savings for Christmas and Winter Season



Well known for having the best diving and snorkeling in the Caribbean, Bonaire now offers value-added packages for divers and leisure travelers. If you are planning a trip to the Caribbean soon, these packages combine the best of Bonaire with an affordable price.

Belmar Oceanfront Apartments

Book 7 nights and pay for only 6 nights at Belmar. Book now and on top of this you can choose between a free Discover Scuba Dive, free guided snorkel trip, or free 2-tank boat dive. Valid for travel now through December 22, 2012. 7-night stays begin at rates of $333 per person (room only), and the Drive, Dive, & Stay package begins at only $556 per person; other packages are available. All rates quoted based on six guests sharing a three-bedroom apartment. Specials cannot be combined and certain restrictions may apply. Belmar Oceanfront Apartments, 888-655-0605, reservations@belmar-bonaire.com, www.belmar-bonaire.com

Bonaire Oceanfront Apartments

Bonaire Ocean Front Apartments is offering a Christmas and New Year’s special with low season prices available until January 6, 2013 in either one- or two-bedroom apartments. Groups of eight or more get the eighth diver free. Bonaire Ocean Front Apartments, 866-464-1786, info@sunrentalsbonaire.com, www.bonaireoceanfrontapartments.com

Buddy Dive Resort

To celebrate the annual Buddy Dive Underwater Photography Event (hosted by John Wall, underwater photography expert for nearly 40 years), every second diver dives free when booking the Drive & Dive package. Valid for travel now through December 22, 2012. 7-night packages begin at rates of $758 per person for the Drive & Dive package; all rates quoted based on six guests sharing a three-bedroom apartment. For those guests who do not wish to dive, there is the option to swap the diving for five activities for the same price as the Drive & Dive package (including 6 boat dives), such as snorkel equipment rental for seven days, mountain bike rental for one day, guided boat snorkel trip, guided cave exploration tour, and guided mangrove kayak tour. Specials cannot be combined and certain restrictions may apply. Buddy Dive Resort, reservations@buddydive.com, www.buddydive.com

Captain Don’s Habitat

Bonaire’s “Home of Diving Freedom,” is offering two nights free for stays now through December 22, 2012. Enjoy a 7-night vacation from $668 per person, double occupancy, with ocean view room accommodations, welcome rum punch, manager’s rum punch party including live music and snacks, six single tank boat dives, six days of unlimited shore diving, government taxes, service charges and energy surcharges (except on free nights). Upgrades to a deluxe oceanfront junior suite are available for just $84 extra. Airfare, Drive ‘n’ Dive packages, and travel insurance are also available through Captain Don’s North America representative. Captain Don’s Habitat, 800-327-6709, www.HabitatBonaire.com

Caribbean Club Bonaire

Book the Dive & Explore package (diving) or the Explore package (activities) and get a 10% discount. Valid for travel now through December 22, 2012. 7-night packages begin at rates of only $542 per person for the Dive & Explore package; all rates quoted based on four guests sharing a two-bedroom apartment. For those guests who do not wish to dive, the Explore package offers four different day activities, including mountain bike rental, boat snorkel trip, guided cave exploration tour, and a guided mangrove kayak tour. Other activities can be added in at additional cost. Specials cannot be combined and certain restrictions may apply. Caribbean Club Bonaire, 800-906-7708, reservations@caribbeanclubbonaire.com, www.caribbeanclubbonaire.com

Coco Palm Garden and Casa Oleander

This small property offers a 7-night stay-dive-drive package for $547.50 per person based on double occupancy for stays through December 22, 2012. From December 22 through March 31, 2013, the per person rate is $599.50. This package includes a studio for two persons with air-conditioning, taxes, a pickup truck rental, and six days of unlimited air with Dive Friends Bonaire. Coco Palm Garden and Casa Oleander, info@cocopalmgarden.com, www.CocoPalmGarden.com

Den Laman

Den Laman is an ideal dive resort and vacation property for those who value their creature comforts as much as they appreciate instant access to adventure and exploration. The complex features 16 fully air-conditioned studio, one- and two-bedroom condominiums and is the location of Fish Eye Photo and PADI/SSI Bonaire Dive & Adventure. Den Laman’s Drive & Dive Packages provide everything you need to enjoy the best of Bonaire by including your condo, air-conditioned pickup truck, 24/7 access to tanks for shore diving and free Nitrox upgrades all in one package price. Winter Season 7-night packages range from $807 per person double occupancy in studio accommodation to $994 per person quad occupancy in a Deluxe Two-Bedroom Seaside apartment. Boat dive packages are also available. Prices valid from December 22, 2012 – April 13, 2013. Den Laman, 800-382-1094, www.denlaman.com

Dive Hut Bonaire

In their BonaireFun Apartments and Tropicana Apartments, guests can enjoy the “Stay 7, pay 6” special, where every 7th night is free (taxes do need to be paid for full length of stay). Special is valid now through December 21, 2012. Dive Hut Bonaire, www.divehutbonaire.com

Divers Paradise Apartments

Divers Paradise Apartments is offering a special rate for visits now through December 15, 2012: Accommodations for two people, plus air for diving and a rental truck is $848, including all taxes. An apartment only for this same time is $445, including all taxes. Divers Paradise Apartments, www.diversparadisebonaire.com

Divi Flamingo Beach Resort & Casino

Divi Flamingo Beach Resort & Casino is offering a December special featuring savings on all accommodations, from studio to deluxe, with rates ranging from $844 to $941 for a 7-night stay (stay 7, but pay for 6). The special price includes 11 boat dives, unlimited tanks for shore diving, round trip airport transfer, breakfast daily and all taxes and service charges, and is valid for visits now through December 23, 2012, subject to availability. Divi Flamingo Beach Resort & Casino, 800-367-3484.

Harbour Village Beach Club

Harbour Village Beach Club is offering their Club Dive Special now through December 21, 2012 starting from $1,265 per person, based on double occupancy, and again from January 5 through April 13, 2013, starting from $1,450 per person, based on double occupancy. The package features a 7-night stay in a beautifully appointed courtyard unit (upgrades to marina view room are available), full American breakfast daily, six one-tank boat dives and unlimited shore diving, unlimited use of the fitness center, tennis courts, and kayaks, and airport transfers to/from Harbour Village. The Dive Into Luxury program offers a similar package but with accommodations in either a one-bedroom or two-bedroom beachfront suite, starting from $1985.00 per person, double occupancy ($1450 per person for quad occupancy) now through December 21, 2012, and then again from January 5 through April 13, 2013 starting from $2,330 per person double occupancy ($1,775 per person for quad occupancy). These packages are for certified divers only, and a valid certification card must be presented. Reductions for those not diving can be arranged. Bonaire Marine Park fees are additional. Harbour Village Beach Club, 800-424-0004, www.harbourvillage.com

Landhuis Wanapa

Ideally located near Kralendijk and close to beaches, Landhuis Wanapa is a plantation style property built in traditional Antillean fashion. The country house, comprised of five studios, five luxury rooms, and one two-bedroom apartment, has air-conditioning available upon request. A variety of packages are available through April, 2013, including the “Karpata”, offering 10-nights in a luxury studio, special snorkel, roundtrip airport transfers, free WiFi, and tourist taxes for $1,450 per person, based on double occupancy. The “Wanapa” package offers ten nights in a comfortable room, special snorkel, roundtrip airport transfers, free WiFi, tourist tax, and breakfast each day for $1,330 per person, double occupancy. Landhuis Wanapa, www.wanapa.nl

Plaza Resort Bonaire

Enjoy an all-inclusive dive package offering 8-days and 7- nights in a Standard Junior Suite Laguna, with 7 breakfast buffets, daily lunch at the Banana Tree, 6 dinners at the Banana Tree, a beach barbecue, and all drinks. An 11-boat dive package with unlimited shore diving for 6-days, free Nitrox for those certified to use it, free WiFi, roundtrip transfers, service and energy charges, and taxes on service and energy charges, are all included. Room upgrades are available along with single, triple, or quad rates. Groups returning to Plaza Resort Bonaire receive a free beach BBQ as well. Tourist tax, Bonaire Marine Park tag, and dive equipment are not included in the package price. All promotions are subject to availability and change. Certain restrictions and blackout dates may apply. Some promotions may not be interchangeable. Please call for rates, availability, and valid travel dates. Plaza Resort Bonaire, 800-766-6016, www.plazaresortbonaire.com

Sand Dollar Condominiums

Sand Dollar Condominiums is offering 7-nights with their Winter Season Ride to the Reef Packages beginning from $673 per diver/$513 per vacationer, based on quad occupancy in a two-bedroom/two-bathroom condominium including an air-conditioned rental truck and government room tax. The diver package includes 6 days of unlimited tanks for shore diving plus free Nitrox upgrades provided by on-property dive operator Dive Friends Bonaire. Packages including boat dives are also available as are packages with studio, one- and three-bedroom condominiums. Prices are valid December 22, 2012 – April 12, 2013. Sand Dollar offers some of the most spacious and comfortable ocean front accommodations on island, with all units featuring air-conditioned bedrooms, full kitchens, dining and living areas, and roomy porches or balconies overlooking the Caribbean Sea. These reasonably priced condominiums have an abundance of amenities and Sand Dollar’s quality and flexibility make it an especially popular destination for couples, families, and groups seeking value and relaxation. Sand Dollar Condominiums, www.SandDollarBonaire.com

Sorobon Beach Resort

Available now through December 21, 2012, 7-night accommodations in a one-bedroom chalet are only $1,050 and from January 5 through March 31, 2013, the rate is $1,500 (some blackout dates apply). Rates are per chalet, based on double occupancy, and do not include a $6.50 per person per night tourist tax. Sorobon Beach Resort, www.sorobonbeachresort.com

Tropical Inn Resort Bonaire

Available now through January 31, 2013, Tropical Inn Resort Bonaire is offering 1-or 2- week stays in either a hotel room with double occupancy, or an apartment with double occupancy. 7-night packages range from $799 to $899 per person (land only), while 14-night packages range from $1,365 to $1,560 per person (land only). The package includes accommodations, 6 or 12 days of unlimited shore diving, including Nitrox for free for those certified to use it, a pickup truck rental for 7 or 14 days, transfers, and tourist tax. Tropical Inn Resort Bonaire, www.tropical-divers-resort.com

Windsock Beach Resort Bonaire

Windsock Beach Resort Bonaire offers a 7-night stay and dive package including a two-bedroom apartment, based on double occupancy, in a sea-view or garden-view unit, service charge, and tourist taxes. The package also provides for a double-cabin pickup truck rental, including CDW and taxes, and six days of unlimited shore diving, with free Nitrox upgrades for those certified to use it. The package rate for travel now through through April 15, 2013 is $936 per person. Windsock Beach Resort Bonaire, www.gowindsockbonaire.com

Located eighty-six miles east of Aruba, the Dutch Caribbean island of Bonaire offers year-round sunshine, low annual rainfall, pristine coral formations and the most thriving fish population in the Caribbean. Ideal for adventurers, explorers and sun-worshippers alike,Bonaire offers myriad eco-adventure activities including world renowned scuba diving and snorkeling, windsurfing, kiteboarding, mountain biking, sea and mangrove kayaking, horseback riding, nature tours, hiking, bird watching, sailing and deep sea and bone fishing. And with a selection of accommodations ranging from full-service oceanfront resorts and condominiums to guesthouses and small inns, Bonaire has something for every lifestyle and budget.

Visit Bonaire, www.tourismbonaire.com


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